Specialty Melon Production for Small and Direct-Market Growers

By: Justin Duncan and Jim Ewing
March 2015


This publication provides an overview of production and marketing of numerous different species and varieties of specialty melons (Family: Cucurbitaceae). It addresses production considerations including seed sources, planting needs, soil preparation, and insect pest and disease control. It also discusses marketing outlets for producers to sell their melons and summarizes results of current melon research. A resource list details sources for more information, seeds, and supplies useful for melon growing.

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